Did you know that according to the Amputee Coalition’s™ research, trauma is one of the main reasons why 180,000+ Americans lose their limbs each year. It’s true and unfortunately, our Mobile car accident attorney knows firsthand that people who suffer such traumatic losses will have to deal with a lot of different issues. For example, people who undergo traumatic amputation will undoubtedly miss a substantial amount of time from work and may lose their source of income altogether. Consequently, it’s very easy for traumatic amputees to quickly get behind the eight ball. In turn, they may feel the need to file for medical bankruptcy, sell off important assets or borrow against their home.
In addition, people that have lost limbs in auto accidents may find themselves grappling with psychological issues that require professional intervention. For example, they may have a hard time adjusting to their prosthetics and become depressed or angry. Their limb loss experience could also cause them to question their sense of self, lose motivation, push away loved ones or act out in socially unacceptable ways.
Tragically, that’s not all. Research has shown that people who suffer traumatic limb loss in a motor vehicle accident also tend to sustain additional injuries that could negatively impact their recovery even more. For instance, they may have extensive soft tissue damage that requires them to be admitted to an acute or skilled care facility for six months or more. Without a doubt, that could cause problems for traumatic amputees with young children and ailing parents at home.
With that in mind, if you or a loved one has lost a limb, please contact our Mobile car accident attorney. We can review the facts surrounding the traumatic amputation incident for free and offer details on ways you and your family may want to proceed.